Research conducted in the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology concentrates on the use of biomedical science to enhance our understanding of the peoples and societies of ancient Egypt and Nubia.

Our research focuses on a wide range of subject matter from animal mummification to imaging of human remains using medical computerised tomography (CT), alongside osteological and palaeopathological inquiry of both mummified and skeletal remains from around the world.

Our collection of both human and animal mummified material, the Grafton Elliot Smith pathological collection, and a growing faunal reference collection are key to our teaching and research commitments.

Current research

View research projects that are currently active in the Centre.

Past research

Find out more about past research including the Ancient Egyptian Animal Biobank project.

PhD projects

View research projects being carried out by bioarchaeology PhD students in the Centre.


See a list of selected publications by researchers in the Centre.